- the female sex organ in various ascomycete fungi.
Origin of archicarp
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A, Small portion of mycelium with conidiophore (c), and archicarp (as).
It is more slender than the archicarp, but otherwise differs little from it.
An optical section of such a stage (Fig. 39, F) shows a double wall and the two cells of the archicarp.
In the latter the archicarp branches, each branch bearing a spore sac (Fig. 41, B).
- a female reproductive structure in ascomycetous fungi that consists of a cell or hypha and develops into the ascogonium
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